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When a Man Has Lost Everything. He Only has Revenge
Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
The Good: Some shots look cool.
The Bad: Lame and boring as fuck.
The Bottom Line: Why can't anyone make at least one decent video game movie? Just one...
I swear this is one of the worst films I have ever seen.
I'm masochistic. I love to do this shit to myself.
I picked up this little gem at the local Walmart for the irresistible price of two dollars and sixty seven cents. I don't know whether or not it was worth it. This summer I played through the Max Payne series of games and while they're not perfect by any means, I absolutely love them. They break a lot of the game design rules that I feel should be implemented, as they're filled with long cutscenes and often tedious gameplay, but in the end I was entranced by the story and characters and I found myself so excited about playing that by the end of Max Payne 3 I was in…
Seriously. The amount of flak this video game adaptation gets I was expecting Mortal Kombat: Annihilation or Silent Hill: Revelations. I prepared myself for complete and utter bollocks and what I got instead was a very expensive B-Movie which doesn't really feel much like Max Payne.
To say the acting is poor here would suggest that the persons on screen are actually doing any of that acting stuff to begin with. This is essentially a group of people, sleep-reading lines from a bland and cliched script.
The only actor here that managed to keep my attention was Olga kurylenko and she's barley even in the movie. Poor Marky Mark just isn't gruff, cynical or dickhead'ish enough to portray Max Payne.…
This has to be the worst video game Adaptation that i'v ever seen.
No plot? Okay. This movie sucks then. F
Watched an hour of this... than stopped. The only reason I even gave this one full star is because there was one very well shot that I loved. I will finish this movie... eventually.
With no hyperbole, I can say this is the worst movie I have ever seen in
the theatre. I have seen many, many films in the theatre. And this is the worst.
It's also amazing how a game whose only real selling point was excessive use of bullet time can feature no actual bullet time, just an amazingly shitty climatic moneyshot consisting of Marky Mark falling (not diving, falling) backwards while firing a shotgun. Just awful on every conceivable level.
Visually it's good. That's about it.
Algunas secuencias fusiladas del videojuego porque parece difícil entender que son medios completamente distintos.
Ni el videojuego me gusta mucho realmente.
- Wahlberg está no piloto automático, mantendo uma forçada expressão carrancuda o tempo todo;
- a direção de Moore é especialmente brega, se valendo de recursos dos piores recursos clichês, como os flashbacks da pessoa amada que o protagonista tenta vingar até o aliado que se mostra, na verdade, vilão;
- as tentativas de emular momentos do game soam forçadas, muito pelo mal gosto estético de Moore;
- qual a função dramática da personagem de Mila Kunis? O que ela é?
- personagens entram e saem de cena sem o menor sentido lógico-espacial, ficando incompreensível para o espectador alguns momentos. De onde a personagem de Mila Kunis aparece no final? Como Payne foge do prédio após a morte de Colvin?;…
I feel this sums it up nicely.
Bearing little resemblance to the video game series it's based on, Max Payne is not only a poor adaptation, but also just a poor film in general, featuring average to mediocre performances, trite plotting and dialogue, and dull pacing, with the admittedly stylish visuals and cinematography as the film's sole redeeming quality.
John Moore makes movies that are pretty and dumb in about equal measure. So much so that I don't know which descriptor to forefront. Is Max Payne a dumb pretty movie or a pretty dumb one?
Anyway, I'll put up with Mark Wahlberg's perpetual scowl, Mila Kunis' dead eyes, a ridiculous twist to incite the third act, and some egregious CGI blood if it means this many over-the-top, beautifully comic book-y shots crammed into a 95 minute movie.
There are definitely worse video game movies out there, but that doesn't make this one suck any less...
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All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…